This trip will last for about half the day, up till about 2-3 PM. It is a trip to Banjul, the capital of The Gambia and its environments.
Like all countries in the world, the capital city is the center of activities.
Our first stop brings us to Serrekunda, which is the largest town in the country. Upon arrival at Serrekunda you visit the tie and dye batik factory owned by a Gambian lady called MUSU KEBBA DRAMMEH who has been in this job for over 30 years. Here we witness a display of the production of the batik. An hour is given to everyone to look around if shopping is needed. Prices here are very reasonable and prices can be negotiated if buying a couple of items.
10 minutes’ drive will take us to the sacred crocodile pool in Bakau. Upon arrival, we have an inside visit of the traditional museum before walking around the pool. The local guides of the pool will give to you a briefed explanation of the existence of the pool and explain to you how local people benefits from it spiritually. Guests can stroke a crocodile but to be strictly supervised by a local guide.
We head towards the capital Banjul, where the guide explains the history of the surrounding area and the city. The first stop in Banjul is the National Museum. Your stop here is for about 45 minutes so lots of information on the culture, traditions, customs and history of our great capital can be taken in.
Proceeding into the capital we stop at St. Albert’s Market, which is a daily market that has clothes, crafts, food and many other African souvenirs that can be bought at very reasonable prices.
Lunch is served at the New Bacchus Restaurant where you will find some of the best African dishes served buffet style! Enjoy while you are facing the beach with its breeze of the Atlantic Ocean.
Before heading back to your hotel…
Have you ever seen a panoramic view of a city?
Our last stop is at Arch 22. This Arch was erected in honor of the July 22nd Revolution. The 37m high Arch is spectacular and a view of the whole city can be seen and its daily activities. Refreshment is served at the Arch before joining your vehicle for your return journey to your respective hotels
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